The WRX STi, Subaru Technica International’s hot version of Subaru’s hot Impreza, evolved into its sixth incarnation in September 1999.
This sixth-generation model’s exterior is highlighted by a front air dam, newly added to improve driving performance and functionality by reducing air resistance and front-end aerodynamic lift.
There are many other characteristically STi upgrades: The rear spoiler’s wing has a cross-sectional profile redesigned to reduce rear lift. Optional rounded door mirrors further reduce air resistance and help lighten the car as does thinner rear quarter glass.
All this is topped off with new 6-spoke aluminum wheels. These changes in the new Subaru WRX are by no means minor. Mechanically speaking, there are no major changes, but the aero parts do enhance aerodynamic performance in ways that make this all-wheel-drive sports sedan even faster than before.
On such a high-performance car as this one, improvements that enhance aerodynamic performance are bound to improve speed. In this respect, the Subaru Impreza WRX Type R STi Version VI Coupe is not to be taken lightly.